New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

September 1, 1996

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
New England Patriots 0 3 7 0 10
Miami Dolphins 10 7 7 0 24

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
3:54 Mia TD Sean Hill 10 fumble return (Joe Nedney Kick) Mia 7, NE 0
9:03 Mia FG FG Joe Nedney 34 Mia 10, NE 0
2nd Quarter
2:50 NE FG FG Adam Vinatieri 25 Mia 10, NE 3
14:25 Mia TD Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 3 run (Joe Nedney Kick) Mia 17, NE 3
3rd Quarter
5:27 Mia TD S. Miller fumble recovery in end zone (Joe Nedney Kick) Mia 24, NE 3
7:13 NE TD Ben Coates 29 pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri Kick) Mia 24, NE 10

Attendance: 71,542
Missed Field Goals: None

Team Statistics
  New England Patriots Miami Dolphins
First downs 16 19
Rushes - yards 14 - 29 39 - 146
Passing 200 176
Punt returns 3 - 21 1 - 8
Kickoff returns 5 - 151 3 - 29
Interception returns 1 - 43 2 - 60
Pass attempts - Completions - Had Intercepted 19 - 38 - 2 16 - 22 - 1
Sacked - yards lost 4 - 21 0 - 0
Punts 2 - 47.0 5 - 41.6
Fumbles - lost 3 - 2 4 - 0
Penalties - yards 4 - 31 9 - 55
Time of possession 24:01 35:59

Passing
New England Patriots Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Drew Bledsoe 38 19 221 5.82 1 2 29t 4 21 54.8
Miami Dolphins Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Dan Marino 22 16 176 8.00 0 1 52 0 0 77.1

Rushing
New England Patriots Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Curtis Martin 11 23 2.1 7 0
Shawn Jefferson 1 6 6.0 6 0
David Meggett 1 1 1.0 1 0
Drew Bledsoe 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Miami Dolphins Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 26 115 4.4 14 1
Bernie Parmalee 8 32 4.0 17 0
Jerris McPhail 2 2 1.0 3 0
Dan Marino 3 -3 -1.0 -1 0

Receiving
New England Patriots Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Ben Coates 6 69 11.5 29t 1
Shawn Jefferson 5 47 9.4 15 0
Hason Graham 2 32 16.0 23 0
Will Moore 2 26 13.0 16 0
David Meggett 2 17 8.5 9 0
John Burke 1 19 19.0 19 0
Sam Gash 1 11 11.0 11 0
Miami Dolphins Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Stanley Pritchett 6 77 12.8 52 0
O.J. McDuffie 3 43 14.3 22 0
Keith Byars 2 18 9.0 16 0
Scott Miller 2 15 7.5 8 0
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 2 2 1.0 4 0
Jerris McPhail 1 21 21.0 21 0

Kickoff Returns
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 4 131 32.8 0 54 0
Troy Brown 1 20 20.0 0 20 0
Miami Dolphins Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Jerris McPhail 3 29 9.7 0 23 0

Punt Returns
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 3 21 7.0 1 10 0
Miami Dolphins Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
O.J. McDuffie 1 8 8.0 1 8 0

Punting
New England Patriots Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Tom Tupa 2 94 47.0 50 0 0 0 43.0 1 8
Miami Dolphins Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
John Kidd 5 208 41.6 49 1 2 0 33.4 3 21

Defense
New England Patriots Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Terry Ray 0.0 0.0 1 43 43.0 43 0
Miami Dolphins Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Louis Oliver 0.0 0.0 1 60 60.0 60 0
Terrell Buckley 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Robert Bailey 1.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Daryl Gardener 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Daniel Stubbs 1.0 8.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Zach Thomas 1.0 6.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

1996 NFL Scoreboard - Week 1
Sunday, September 1, 1996
Arizona 13
Indianapolis 20
Boxscore FINAL
Atlanta 6
Carolina 29
Boxscore FINAL
Cincinnati 16
St. Louis 26
Boxscore FINAL
Detroit 13
Minnesota 17
Boxscore FINAL
Kansas City 20
Houston 19
Boxscore FINAL
Oakland 14
Baltimore 19
Boxscore FINAL
Philadelphia 17
Washington 14
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Pittsburgh 9
Jacksonville 24
Boxscore FINAL
Green Bay 34
Tampa Bay 3
Boxscore FINAL
New England 10
Miami 24
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New Orleans 11
San Francisco 27
Boxscore FINAL
NY Jets 6
Denver 31
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Seattle 7
San Diego 29
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Buffalo 23
NY Giants 20
Boxscore FINAL/OT
Monday, September 2, 1996
Dallas 6
Chicago 22
Boxscore FINAL
Complete Scoreboard